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Trea Wiltshire
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Lost to the world when overwhelmed by jungle in the 15th century-and more recently when occupied by the brutal Khmer Rouge regime-the temples of Angkor reflect, with consummate artistry, the rise and fall of an empire, and the enduring patterns of Khmer life. Once the spiritual centre of ancient Khmer cities, the temple are now being reclaimed by the Cambodian people, and ...more
Hardcover, 172 pages
Published January 1st 2003 by Formasia Books Ltd
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Feb 25, 2015 Asher rated it really liked it
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Angkor - Celestial Cities of the Khmer Empire is an excellent overview of the history and culture of the Khmer Kingdom. Primarily, it guides the reader through the way of life of the people in the different classes, and its cultural, religious, and economic interactions with the other civilisations and countries in the region, such as the Thais, Mongols, and Chinese.

It talks about the rediscovery of the temples of Angkor by the "West" in the 1800's, and has a chapter dedicated to introducing th
Jan 31, 2016 Steve rated it really liked it
A brief and handy overview and history of the major temples at Angkor, their history, artwork, meaning and efforts at preservation.
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Jan 01, 2015 Guekhar rated it really liked it
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A short introduction to Cambodia, good pictures and commentary.
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